Calculate the Rotation of the Sun

Calculate the Rotation of the Sun

In this activity students will be looking at and analysing real sunspot data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in order to estimate the rotational period of the Sun (i.e. how long is a solar ‘day’?).

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Duration: 
60 mins

Age Suitability: 
11 to 14
14 to 16
16 to 18

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